18 Jul
Cee-Lo Green and The B-52's provide a stalker's soundtrack

As we explained in our Revenge Of the Teddybears feature a couple weeks back, we’re big fans of the half-man, half-bear hybrid producers. Finally the Swedish trio release their first official video from their Devil’s Music album — for the single “Cho-Cha”, which features the vocal stylings of Cee-Lo and The B-52’s. The video stars […]


1 Jul
A Q&A with Klas Åhlund as he prepares to drop Devil's Music

I’m not sure what they infuse their vodka with up in Sweden, but the tiny nation (population under 10 million) churns out more impossibly catchy hitmakers per capita than anywhere else on Earth. From the early days of Abba to the 90s pop dominance of Roxette, Cardigans and Ace of Bass onto the modern indie […]


21 Oct
Doo wop-xylophone-tribal surf rock from Japan, naturally

The Suzan are one of those bands that resist categorization like the Mujahideen resist foreign invaders. You start off with a quartet of punk-inspired Japanese girls, throw in some doo wop melodies, xylophone and tribal drums, and finish it off with surf guitar and a smattering of playful electronic lines — voila, The Suzan. The […]


8 Dec
Stockholm's indie pop maestros return with first single off their third LP, "Work"

I stumbled across the Shout Out Louds one hot August night in Oslo back in 2007, playing in some graffiti-ravaged cellar the night before the Oya Festival kicked off. I wasn’t expecting much, as I never am, especially considering I was heavily brain-frazzled from the 20-something hour flight and drunk on the cheapest plastic-cup beer […]


23 Jun

Like I’ve said, I like The Kooks. The Kinks are one of my favorite bands of all time, so who can’t use a couple new tracks by them in his life? Sure, The Kooks aren’t quite The Kinks, but close enough. The Kooks just did a cover of Peter Bjorn & John’s great “Young Folks” […]